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How to prevent sandbox bloat on APho for iPad.

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Is there a technique for minimizing the A Pho footprint.

I dont save anything in the default location, yet the size (GB) sandbox grows daily. My mo is to start by opening an existing file and modifying it, then saving outside the sandbox.

After a while the sandbox becomes too big, and I end up reinstalling the app which means loss of configuration data et al.

Is starting a blank doc and then saving to another location of any benefit?



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As far as I'm aware there isn't really anything that can be done to prevent this I'm afraid as its a bug with how iOS releases space. The following forum post explains this in more detail and contains a few work arounds that you might want to try.


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1 hour ago, Affinity Rat said:

My mo is to start by opening an existing file and modifying it, then saving outside the sandbox.

Just to be sure, do you then Close the item from the sandbox, so your Home Screen is empty?

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I have just a couple of files in the sandbox, but should move them out since not in active use.

Apple software has many convenient bugs that support their business model. I took my iPad into a support center because it wouldnt allow me to copy files  Error (no user rights) originally from a pc, they concluded it was a bug, get a mac. 

Files accessed by ipad on a PC leave 100’s of .dat files behind on pc, again another annoying bug. Its just the way Apple does business.


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